October 27, 2011

Library artifacts—bookplate, circulation slip, card folder—placed over advertisements.

From the front and back matter of The Municipal Year Book and Public Services Directory, by Sir Robert Donald (1903). [Here]

October 26, 2011

Marbled paper digitized in black and white.

From the front and back matter of A Popular Account of the Ancient Egyptians, v. 2, by Sir John Gardner Wilkinson (1874). [Here]

October 26, 2011
Torn page.
From p. 116 of In a Hollow of the Hills, by Bret Harte (1895). [Here]

Torn page.

From p. 116 of In a Hollow of the Hills, by Bret Harte (1895). [Here]

October 26, 2011
Reader makes an editorial statement in changing “Boston” to “Albany”.
From p. 5 of Poverty Hollow: A True Story, by Mary A. Post (1887). [Here]

Reader makes an editorial statement in changing “Boston” to “Albany”.

From p. 5 of Poverty Hollow: A True Story, by Mary A. Post (1887). [Here]

October 25, 2011

Note, in ink: “Dear Mary.”

From the rear endpapers of Fables of Æsop and Other Eminent Mythologists, edited by Sir Roger L’Estrange (1714). [Here]

October 25, 2011
Large writing in pencil: “Big Joe” (?).
From the front endpapers of An Essay on the Bite of a Mad Dog, by Daniel Peter Layard (1768). [Here]

Large writing in pencil: “Big Joe” (?).

From the front endpapers of An Essay on the Bite of a Mad Dog, by Daniel Peter Layard (1768). [Here]

October 24, 2011

Color-filtered (and washed-out) marbled endpapers with clips and gold-stamped edges visible.

From The Spectator, by Joseph Addison (1729). [Here]

October 24, 2011

Skewed, distorted. Blue only in the PDF download.

From the front cover of The Pocket Telegraphic Code, containing more than 300 one-word telegrams (1885). [Here]

Submitted to The Art of Google Books by John McVey

October 23, 2011
Spilled ink.
From p. 52-53 of The Guardian, by Sir Richard Steele and Joseph Addison (1714). [Here]

Spilled ink.

From p. 52-53 of The Guardian, by Sir Richard Steele and Joseph Addison (1714). [Here]

October 23, 2011
Text visible from both sides of the page.
From p. 10 and 11 of The Art of Dress: A Poem, by John Breval and Leonard Welsted (1717). [Here]

Text visible from both sides of the page.

From p. 10 and 11 of The Art of Dress: A Poem, by John Breval and Leonard Welsted (1717). [Here]

October 22, 2011
Image transfer from printed plates onto opposite page. 
From p. 200 of Beetles, by James Duncan (1843). [Here]

Image transfer from printed plates onto opposite page. 

From p. 200 of Beetles, by James Duncan (1843). [Here]

October 22, 2011

Tables, maps, and diagrams left folded through digitization.

From various pages of the Koran, ed. and trans. by George Sale (1764). [Here]

October 21, 2011

Colored, patterned (and washed-out) endpapers.

From Grappling With the Monster: or, The Curse and the Cure of Strong Drink, by Timothy Shay Arthur (1888). [Here]

October 21, 2011
"Do not circulate" stamp in rear endpapers; statement contradicted by digitization and subsequent digital circulation.
From the back matter of The Monster Telescopes by Thomas Woods (1884). [Here]

"Do not circulate" stamp in rear endpapers; statement contradicted by digitization and subsequent digital circulation.

From the back matter of The Monster Telescopes by Thomas Woods (1884). [Here]

October 20, 2011
Page turning, motion, movement.
From p. 180-181 (?) of Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1823). [Here]

Page turning, motion, movement.

From p. 180-181 (?) of Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1823). [Here]